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Imari Cheyne Tetu

M.A. DRPW Student

Office: 298 Bessey Hall (Remote Fall 2020)
Email: tetuimar@msu.edu
Twitter: @imaricheyne

Research Interests

User Experience Design, Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning, Technical Communication


Imari Cheyne Tetu is a first-year M.A. student in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing. She earned her associate degree from Kirtland Community College in 2017 and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2020 with her BA in Professional and Technical Writing. Imari’s involvement with the SVSU Center for Experience Research and Design sparked her interest in usability studies. As a creative writing workshop leader and private consultant at the SVSU Community Writing Center, Imari developed an interest in community narratives and the politics of literacy and writing style. At MSU, Imari serves as the Tech RA for WRAC and as a consultant in the Writing Center. An occasional poet and an active outdoorswoman, Imari enjoys kayaking, bicycling, and practicing dressage. 


B.A. in Professional and Technical Writing, Saginaw Valley State University

A.A., Kirtland Community College

Representative Work

Tetu, I. C., Maday, J. & Vennix, M. (2019, Nov. 14). SVSU writing program website: Usability study and recommendations for an improved user experience [Conference session]. SVSU Center for Experience Research and Design World Usability Day 5.0, University Center, MI.

Tetu, I. C., Kennedy, E., & Mose, H. (2019, Nov. 2). Accessible to all? Really?: A workshop examining who doesn’t visit the writing center and why [Workshop session]. Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Tetu, I. C., Kennedy, E., & Mose, H. (2019, Oct. 19). The art of seeing the unseen: Who doesn’t visit the writing center, and why? [Conference session]. International Writing Center Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring Conference, Columbus, OH.

Williamson, W., Kowalewski, S., Maday, J., Tetu, I. C., Hagen, A., & Ames, A. (2019, Sep. 28). Going Rogue: Engaging the Next Generation of Students through Programmatic Website Design [Conference session]. Corridors: Great Lakes Writing & Rhetoric Conference, Rochester, MI.

Raica-Klotz, H. & Tetu, I. C. (2018, Oct. 20). The myth of the writing center re-examined: Who we really are and what we really believe [Conference session]. Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference, Flint, MI.

Academic Affiliations

Graduate Representative: College Advisory Council

Graduate Consultant and Certified Workshop Facilitator: Writing Center @ MSU